Commonly Confused Words to Use そろえる and ととのえる

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Commonly Confused Words to Use そろえる and ととのえる

“そろえる and ととのえる” are the confused words for you guys, however, once you figured the way to use them out, you would be able to use them. And today, you would be figuring them out. Let me introduce how you correctly use そろえる and ととのえる today!




そろえる (soroeru)

Line up / Just a trim / Gather, etc…

“そろえる” has a lot of meanings which are “Line up, Just a trim, Gather, etc…” and the others are “to collect, to get together, to arrange, to put in order, etc. One of the core meanings of “そろえる” is that someone would gather things which are two or more the same size or the same shape. The basic usage of “そろえる” is “___をそろえる” or “___が/はそろう”.

Example
ゆか
全員ぜんいんそろったよ。 (Everyone is here.) (大家都到齐了。) (모두 모였어.) (Mọi người tập trung đủ cả rồi đó.)
たつや
くつそろえてね。 (Line up your shoes.) (把鞋子摆好。) (신발을 정리해줘.) (Nhớ xếp lại giầy đấy nhé.)
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ゆか
毛先けさきそろえてください。 (Just a trim, please.) (请修一下发梢。) (머리카락을 모아주십시오.) (Hãy tỉa chân tóc cho đều dùm tôi.)
たつや
必要ひつよう書類しょるいそろえたの? (Did you gather every document you need?) (请修一下发梢。) (머리카락을 모아주십시오.) (Hãy tỉa chân tóc cho đều dùm tôi.)




ととのえる (totonoeru)

Organize / Ready, etc…

ととのえる” also has a lot of meanings which are “Organize, Ready, etc…” and the others are “to arrange, to adjust, to get ready, to prepare, etc”. However, one of the core meanings of “ととのえる” is to get ready and to organize. The basic usage of “ととのえる” is “___をととのえる” or “___が/はととのう”.

Example
ゆか
だしなみととのてる? (Do I look well-groomed?) (整理仪容了吗?) (옷차림은 정돈했어?) (Quần áo đầu tóc chỉn chu rồi chứ?)
たつや
まずこころととのないと! (First of all, I gotta organize my mind!) (首先,我必须调整心态!) (먼저 마음을 가다듬어야해!) (Đầu tiên phải chuẩn bị về tinh thần đã!)
ゆか
体調たいちょうととのてねー! (You gotta be physically ready for.) (好好調養身体啊!) (컨디션 잘 조절해-!) (Giữ gìn sức khoẻ nhé!)
たつや
インフラがまだととのてないかな? (I’m wondering if the infrastructure is not still ready.) (基础设施还没整顿好吧?) (인프라가 아직 안 갖춰진 걸까?) (Cơ sở hạ tầng vẫn chưa hoàn chỉnh hả?)

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